Environment

An 8-turbine wind farm in Nabas overlooks the resort island of Boracay. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

BKCF Grants Fund Now Open for Third Round of Project Proposals

January 27, 2023

Priority projects include renewable energy, green enterprises, sustainable tourism, low-carbon transport, and high-quality agro-fisheries production.
Barangay Katipunan, Pilar, Surigao Del Norte. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Eight Projects Selected for Korean Funding

January 13, 2023

The BIMP-EAGA–Republic of Korea Cooperation Fund will provide grants to projects of up to $300,000 each.
Mt. Apo, a dormant volcano, is the country’s highest mountain and known as the last stronghold of the endangered Philippine eagle. Photo credit: iStock/Ruelito Pine.

Protecting BIMP-EAGA’s Rich Biodiversity through Heritage Parks

December 13, 2022

BIMP-EAGA is home to 13 of the 51 ASEAN Heritage Parks, which are protected areas of high conservation importance to Southeast Asia.
A health worker inoculating a patient with the COVID-19 vaccine.

ASEAN Leaders Vow to Sustain Recovery amid Challenges

December 06, 2022

Leaders want countries to brace for headwinds from COVID-19, supply chain disruptions, food shortage, climate change, and other threats.
A view of General Santos.

General Santos Wants to Be ‘Green City of the South’

November 24, 2022

A new plan that integrates and focuses the city’s green investment plan is now in place to guide it toward its vision.
Ride-hailing services in Indonesia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

How Indonesia Can Put 55 Million e-Motorcycles on the Road by 2030

November 22, 2022

ADB study favors limiting the use of gasoline motorcycles for specific zones over subsidizing electric-powered units.
Nusantara, Indonesia's future national capital. Photo courtesy of Indonesia's Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

Indonesia’s Future Capital Aspires to Be Carbon Neutral by 2045

November 15, 2022

Nusantara’s plan to achieve a carbon-neutral, resource-efficient, and livable city will contribute to Indonesia’s target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2060.
Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Indonesia to Retire 2GW of Coal-Fired Power with Support from Climate Investment Funds

November 14, 2022

The country will have access to $500M in concessional, risk-bearing capital to build momentum toward ambitious climate, energy, and development goals.
Dwikora Port In Pontianak City. Photo credit: iStock/Albiansyah Rezaldy.

Pontianak City: 3 Things to Know

November 10, 2022

The capital of the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan is hosting the 25th BIMP-EAGA Ministerial Meeting from 23 to 26 November this year.
A wind and solar farm in the Philippines. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

ASEAN Energy Outlook Calls for Accelerated Transition

October 12, 2022

Energy demand in Southeast Asia is projected to triple by 2050 in the absence of new policies to accelerate clean energy transition.